Friday, 23 April 2010

VARFÖR? DÄRFÖR!

My life is full of things right now - my calendar is booked until December (! or Februay 2011 to be precise); we have arenovation coming up and otherwise there are a lot of big things going on in my mind. Sometimes it helps to erase all of those and concentrate on something totally different and less important. Like a pair of shoes (well at least it's a great excuse isn't it). So here's a wellfare country problem for you:

I spotted a pair of mint green Vagabond pumps online and directly dismissed the thought of buying them as I already have plenty more than enough of shoes, but then it struck me - is this it with the shoes? Does this mean I just won't get any new shoes, like, eh, ever? Then I happily reminded myself that my old rule still apply; no new shoes unless in a new colour. (It's not an absolute rule since one is entitled to have more than one pair of black and red shoes, at least). Plus surely every woman needs a pair of heels matching her refrigerator? Well, at least if it is mint green!


Now the only problem is stupid Vagabond Finland didn't have the guts to ever take in the shoes in this colour to the stores. And it seems they are sold out everywhere in my size online. So now a lot of happy size 37 bitches all over Europe are running around with my shoes on them (how dare they!).

This bugs me out like hell. I like the shoes, tried them on in black; they're comfy and has the same shape as a pair of 40's pumps I got from my grandmother but were too small, but they are not the most fantastic shoes in the world. Although right now it still feels like a mission for me to get them. Why? Well - just because. Because I can't have them, which made me reflect over the fact how easy it is to get things these days; I think we are quite accustomed to getting what we want as consumers (unless you loose a bidding on ebay of course :) Of course I do not always get what I want, not even when it comes to those things that money can buy as I am not made of it and do set some boundaries on how I use the money I have (yes I know it's hard to believe when reading this blog...). But a lot of things are so easy to get nowadays, nothing but that magical little click away and off to the post office we go to pick it up or pop by the store. And now I can't have these! Damn.

I will most likely get over this great loss rather soon, but until then, if anyone spots a pair of these green ash palma pumps in size 37 let me now ok? (Or I might just buy them for that German shop that carry them in size 38 and use them with socks or have the clobber somehow shrink them a bit. I can be quite persistent :)

20 comments:

Sam Harvey Handbags said...

you are very persuasive. now i want these shoes. they are the perfect height for really anything like watering my palo verde tree outside, the shoes would match the hose. i love your writing style.

eva balai said...

what german shop?!
i'm a size 38!! i want to be one of those bitches you look at with envy ;)

GREEN, GREEN envy hahaha!

stephanie said...

Oh! nice shoes indeed, but don't get too harsh on yourself - you do have an exquisite wardrobe. I know what it is to buy shoes a little bigger (or smaller) than my feet - just because they're soooooo cute - and I end up with a lot of shoes I can barely walk with. How about dancing? Almost impossible! And I´m not saying lindy hoping, I´m saying plain good ol´ rockabilly. Nice and easy...

But as I know when a pretty girl gets obsessed with a pretty something, it´s like a quest... So good quest!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Sam Harvey Handbags : thanks !

Eva Balai : Hahaa :D and pssst: Zalando.de! (others look away so you don't go and take the all the 38's away from me too! :)

Stephanie : you are sooo much more sensible than me. And right!

melina bee said...

yes, you are correct-- every vintage vixen should own at least one pair of pumps that match her 50s fridge!!
I love love these pumps. I am a lucky 37 wearing bitch, but don't worry, I can't find or afford these so we can be in the same mint-green-shoeless boat.
melina bee

Celia Rose said...

They're so gorgeous! I have just decided to buy a pair in red, although in a size 40 so I'm not stealing any pairs from you!

Bangladesh said...

Such a busy person!

Feel jealous!

Good luck!

Cheers!

bangladesh freelance

Starrfade said...

While the shoes are lovely, your title means I now need to get my hands on a copy of Ronja Rövardotter...

Dusty Rose Vintage said...

Hi. Glad I just found your blog - it's lovely. I laughed at this shoe story because I'm still teased about a pair of shoes that had completely sold out in my size and were nowhere to be found and I STILL feel the pain. I can see why you're so persistent about these beauties!

goldenmeans said...

Those shoes are just wonderful! I too am on the hunt for a pair of mint shoes, and these would be *it* for me but I don't think I would be able to get my hands on them either since I don't think they are even made in my size (42). Good luck finding a pair that fits you! Worse comes to worse you really should get the 38s and stuff the toes with lambswool or something...

Cottongrass said...

Ska hålla utkik åt dig i Norrköping! :)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Starrfade : ahahah voffodäffö?! Haventä watched that movie in a while, loved it as a kid :D

Dusty Rose Vintage : it's cazy how you sometimes just can't get over some item isn't it!

Goldenmeans : oh yes dam, they still have them in 41 but I don't think they go up to 42 no :/ And yes I think I'll go for the 38s soon and tuck them with soles socks and cotton :)

Cottongrass : åh, det skulle nog vara super fint om du stötte på ett par där!

Idun said...

Underbart inlägg! Jag vet precis hur det känns, http://idunsredapple.blogspot.com/2010/03/press-buy.html

jag lovar att hålla ett öga uppe, men jag vet att de inte kommer sälja dom i affär i Sverige, men om du vill så har jag mailen till deras huvudsäljare ;)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Idun : åh, jag ser från din blogg att du lyckades, 37 var slut när jag klickade in webshoppen :/ De svarade att de inte tar in fler dit heller, men de måste ju ha ett par 37or någonstans i nåt lager, modell par eller så... Kanske skulle det löna sig att maila jo!

Mirette said...

Meillä lohjalta löytyy noita kenkiä, koosta en kyllä tiedä :)

Mirette said...

Mä käyn huomenna kattomassa, k-kengässä mielestäni bongasin, mutta varmistan vielä että on kyseessä samat klopokkaat.
Kannattaa myös yrittää bongata noita vagabondia myyvistä oheisliikkeistä, esim andiamosta jos löytyis :)

saltydressing said...

I thought of your obsession with mint green the other day when I was at Target. Nicole by OPI makes a special color for them called Peas and Qs. You will love it!

Anonymous said...

well, i own them in red, and usually i am a size 39, but i had to go down a size... maybe that'll work for you, too.

Mirette said...

Eipä ne popot ollutkaan nuo himoitsemasi, vaan toisenlaiset andiamon omaa merkkiä olevat :< höh, pahoittelut.m

Mrs J said...

Been there... My dream shoes from a Swedish designer we're totally sold out in my size everywhere. I managed to track down one last pair in the US and had them shippped back to Sweden. Of course the didn't slip through customs and cost way more in the end. More than I ever told my husband ;-)